After the last movie, i.e., the second installment in the Guardians of the Galaxy series named Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, was released all the way back in 2017, fans have been long awaiting the third installment in the series to be released. Finally, our wait is over because the third installment in the Guardians of the Galaxy series is here, named Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3!
Following six years of waiting time, James Gunn has finally brought to us the third movie featuring the beloved Guardians. But we can definitely say the wait was well worth it, as the film has a lot in store for us to experience.
The movie is going to follow the journey of the Guardians right after Avengers: Endgame (2019) with a new younger version of Gamora. This movie will be the final in the Guardians of the Galaxy series.
So, keep reading to learn more about the release date, latest news, cast, and vice versa about the long-awaited superhero movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Production and Marketing
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is an upcoming American movie of the superhero and adventure genre in the film industry. It is based on the superhero team from Marvel Comics named Guardians of the Galaxy.
This movie is going to be the 32nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is going to be released as a part of Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the second movie in the Phase, to be exact.
The movie was written and directed by the same person from the former two installments, James Gunn. The film was a joint venture production of Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios while Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributed it.
The initial announcement for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was made in 2018 after the sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, was released in theaters in 2017. But James Gunn had mentioned that he had plans for a third film in the series all the way back in 2014, after the release of the first installment in the series.
However, as James Gunn himself is both the writer and the director, the movie’s production was delayed due to his being unceremoniously fired by Disney in 2018 due to the surfacing of controversial tweets on Twitter. But his return to the position of writer and director was publicly announced in May 2019, which meant that writing for the third installment in the series was resumed and soon to be released.
Gunn had mentioned in 2017 that he would be making the film over the next three years and releasing it somewhere around 2020. But alas! That didn’t happen due to the mishap of Gunn being fired, and production was put on hold until February 2021 because Gunn was working on other films like The Suicide Squad (2021) and on the 1st season of the same franchise’s spin-off series, Peacemaker (2022).
However, James Gunn had already turned in a new draft of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 scripts in 2020, which made the process easier. Filming for the movie began in November 2021 in the city of Atlanta, Georgia, alongside the shooting of The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.
Principal photography for the film began on November 8, 2021, at Trilith Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Filming for the movie ended on May 6, 2022, and a release date for 2023 was set as the final date considering all of the delays.
The first footage for the movie was shown at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con. The official trailer for the film was revealed on December 1st, 2022, at the CCXP.
While the first two musical scores for the movie, the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, were done by Tyler Bates, the same would not be done for the third installment, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. James Gunn revealed that Vol. 3 was going to have more muted soundtracks which were found from Peter Quill’s “Zune” at the end of the Vol. 2 sequels in 2017.
John Murphy replaced the musical scores for the third installment. James Gunn made this decision because the movie was the finale and had a heavier atmosphere.
Release Date: May 5, 2023
The first initial release date for the movie was set to be May 1st in, 2020. But Gunn’s delay resulted in production resuming in 2020, and it was moved to be released on May 5th in 2023.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Cast
The cast lineup for the roles of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is as follows:
- Chris Pratt is a half-human and half-Celestial hybrid named Peter Quill, the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and is given the title of “Star-Lord” by his foster upbringing family, who are a group of smugglers named the Ravagers.
- Zoe Saldaña is an orphan named Gamora who was adopted and trained in combat by Thanos to be his personal assassin. She was a former member of the Guardians but was killed by Thanos to serve as a sacrifice to obtain the Soul Stone, and now she is returning as a younger version of the character who travels to the present and is currently acting as the leader of the Ravagers.
- Dave Bautista is a member of the Guardians and a highly deft warrior named Drax the Destroyer, whose family was murdered by Ronan the Accuser by the orders of Thanos.
- Karen Gillan is a member of the Guardians and a former member of the Avengers named Nebula. She is also Gamora’s adoptive sister, who Thanos also trained to be his personal assassin.
- Pom Klementieff is a member of the Guardians who wields empathic powers named Mantis, and she is also Quill’s half-sister.
- Vin Diesel is the voice actor for Groot, a member of the Guardians who is a tree-log-like humanoid and the partner in the crime of, Rocket.
- Bradley Cooper is the voice actor for Rocket (motion capture provided by Sean Gunn), a member of the Guardians, and a former Avenger. He is a genetically-engineered humanoid in a raccoon’s body who is a bounty hunter and a weapons enthusiast that knows military schemes.
- Will Poulter is powerful, artificially made being named Adam Warlock. The Sovereign created him to destroy the team of Guardians.
- Elizabeth Debicki is The Golden High Priestess who serves as the leader of the Sovereign citizen. She was the one that had Adam Warlock created to destroy the team of Guardians.
- Sylvester Stallone is a high-ranking and deft Ravager named Stakar Ogord.
- Michael Rosenbaum is another high-ranking and deft Ravager named Martinex.
- Sean Gunn is a member of the Guardians who was a former member of the Yondu Udonta, where he was second-in-command in the group of Ravagers named Kraglin Obfonteri.
- Maria Bakalova is the voice and motion capture actress for Cosmo the Spacedog, a member of the Guardians who is a sensible and loyal dog that developed psychic abilities because of being sent into space by the Soviet Union.
- Chukwudi Iwuji is a scientist that specializes in evolution and Rocket’s creator whose aim as a scientist is to forcibly mutate all living beings into an “enhanced race.”
Additional cast includes Daniela Melchior and Nico Santos, whose casting has been disclosed, but their roles remain a mystery. Daniela Melchior’s part is said to be a minor role.
Another casting is Callie Brand, who is said to appear as an alien. Also stated to appear in the film is a new character named Lylla, a humanoid otter who is an associate and love interest of Rocket.
The Storyline of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
The movie’s storyline picks up right after Avengers: Endgame (2019). We see the team of Guardians, including Thor, now coping with the loss of Gamora.
Gamora died in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) after being sacrificed by Thanos, her adoptive father, for him to obtain the Soul Stone. But she returned as a younger version of herself during Avengers: Endgame.
In the present storyline, Gamora is now serving as the leader of the Ravagers. Her younger self doesn’t remember her bonding with the Guardians, so we will get to see her get reintroduced to her team.
On the other hand, the Guardians have purchased the former mining colony named Knowhere from its previous owner, Collector. Nowhere was destroyed by Thanos when he acquired the Power Stone from Tivan.
The Guardians are now planning on renovating the colony into their new headquarters. They also plan on making it a safe place for alien refugees.
But, of course, tragedy strikes when Rocket, the raccoon’s creator, The High Evolutionary, a scientist specializing in evolution, comes back with a motive. His motive is to forcefully evolve all living beings into “enhanced beings.”
We get to watch the team of Guardians fights together as they do their best to protect the universe one last time. They have to fight even more challenges because one of their own members, Rocket the raccoon’s life, is on the firing line.
When and Where Can You Watch the Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?
It is most likely that out of all the subscription-based streaming services, the superhero finale sequel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be available for streaming on Disney Plus. It will be theatrically released worldwide on May 5th, 2023, and then be available for streaming on Disney Plus because, after all, it is a Walt Disney Studios production.
As to when the movie will be available for streaming on Disney Plus, we can say that the superhero sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be approximately available for streaming 45 days after its theatrical release date. So we can expect to be able to stream the movie in the mid days of June 2023.
But it is most likely that the set theatrical window time of 45 days will be extended because the movie is sure to be a Box Office hit. Disney would like to maximize the period of box office theatrical run for public reception and satisfaction, which, unfortunately, makes it more likely that the film will not be available for streaming on the Disney Plus library till August of 2023.
The Disney Plus library is updated daily at 3:00 AM Eastern Time (ET). But its most significant and awaited streaming releases are made on Friday, upon which the Disney Plus homepage updates about an hour later of the initial release but email subscription notifications are set to be sent out within minutes of the release of any new content.
The cost of the subscription plans of the Disney Plus streaming platform service is given as follows:
Disney Plus with ads (monthly):
$8/month with ad-supported streaming from the basic Disney Plus library along with Ultra HD, i.e., 4k streaming with HDR and Dolby Vision streaming for some content. You also have the ability to stream on four devices simultaneously and makeup to 7 different profiles with one subscription plan.
Disney Plus ad-free (monthly):
$11/month with ad-free streaming from the primary and exclusive Disney Plus library along with Ultra HD, i.e., 4k streaming with HDR and Dolby Vision streaming for some content. You also have the ability to stream on four devices simultaneously and make up to 7 different profiles with one subscription plan, along with unlimited downloads and a group-watching feature for synced playback with friends and family.
Disney Plus Ad-free (Yearly):
$110/year with ad-free streaming from the primary and exclusive Disney Plus library along with Ultra HD, i.e., 4k streaming with HDR and Dolby Vision streaming for some content. You also have the ability to stream on four devices simultaneously and makeup to 7 different profiles with one subscription plan, along with unlimited downloads and a group-watching feature for synced playback with friends and family.
So you should definitely not forget to set your alarms for the right time and keep a tab on those notifications like an eagle looking for its prey for the streaming release of the superhero finale sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3!
How to Watch the Movie on Disney Plus
- Here’s how you can watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on the Disney Plus platform:
Step 1: You need to either get on the Disney Plus website or download the software application on your device. There is a list of supported devices that the application is compatible with, so make sure to check that out to find out if your device is compatible with streaming or not.
Step 2: You need to choose a plan from the available subscription plans that Disney Plus provides. Their subscription plan costs are mentioned above, so you can choose one that is most suitable for your needs and what you desire.
Step 3: Purchase your desired plan and create your account through which you’ll log in to access the service.
Step 4: Log in with your account details, and you’re good to go. You can start streaming other movies in the meantime while you wait for Chevalier to be available for streaming on the platform.
And just like that, you have your very own Disney Plus streaming plan where you can watch not only Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 but many other types of movies, series, documentaries, etc., while you wait for the film to be released for streaming.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q. When is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 going to be released?
And: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be released on the 5th of May in 2023
Q. Is Gamora coming back in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?
And: Yes, it has been revealed by Marvel Studios that Gamora is returning to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Q. Will Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 be available for streaming on Disney Plus?
And: Yes, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be available for streaming on Disney Plus.
Q. Who is the villain in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?
Ans: The villain in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is Chukwudi Iwuji’s character named, The High Evolutionary, who is an ultra-intelligent being that created the human-like talking raccoon, Rocket.
Q. Is Adam Warlock going to be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?
Ans: Yes, Adam Warlock is going to be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Q. Is Adam Warlock going to be the main villain in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?
Ans: No, Adam Warlock is not going to be the main villain in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
As expressed from the above information, we can all say that the movie is going to be packed full of adventure, emotion, and of course, comedy. It cannot be called a Guardians of the Galaxy movie if there isn’t the signature humor that the team represents.
The movie is going to shed a brighter light on the team’s bonding and their love for each other. We’ll get to experience the lengths they’re willing to cross to protect one of their own, regardless of the dangers and troubles that await them.
As this is going to be the finale for the Guardians of the Galaxy series, we’re all anticipating it to be the best installment of the series. The bar is set high for the movie considering all the time it took for it to be made, and we can’t wait to see how it will turn out to be.
So what are you waiting for? Get yourself ready for the widely anticipated release of the movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3! Do not forget to mark your calendars and get yourself tickets for the film on time to watch it in theaters on May 5, 2023, at your local cinema hall.
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